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CYBULSKI - Frances, 77, of Dallas, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Village at Greenbriar, Dallas.

Born in Dallas, she was a graduate of Dallas Township High School and Empire Beauty Academy. Before retiring, she was self-employed in farming.

She had been a member of the former East Dallas United Methodist Church and its W.CT.U. and was currently a member of the Kunkle United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, John, Dallas; daughters, Michele Martin, Orange; Marion Welliver, Stillwater; sister, Beatrice Ockenhouse, Dallas; and two granddaughters.

Memorial donations to Kunkle United Methodist Church or the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

FRITZ - Dr. Fred A., 83, of Greenbriar Village, Dallas, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at Greenbriar Village.

Born May 19, 1924 in Wyoming, he served in the Army during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a graduate of Wyoming High School, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton, received his master’s from Bucknell University and his doctorate from Delaware University.

Dr. Fritz had worked for Hercules Inc. in its research and development department in Wilmington, Del., for over 35 years where he was awarded several patents for his innovations at Hercules.

Surviving are stepchildren, Lillian Campbell, Esopus, N.Y.; John McElrath, Kingston, N.Y.; Ferrell McElrath, Saugerties, N.Y.; Joyce Huddleston, of Waco, Texas; Ronald McElrath, Esopus, N.Y.; and Gary McElrath, Hurley, N.Y; siblings, Shirley Connors, West Wyoming; Jane Carey, Sun City, Fla.; Nancy Monroe, Fort Smith, Ark.; Edith Kraynak, Wyoming; Carol Miller, Wyoming; and Harold Fritz, Boca Raton, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 95 Schwenk Dr., Kingston, NY 12401.

KLEIN - Joanne Yuzwicki, of Dallas, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Dallas.

Prior to retiring, she and her husband, Joseph, owned and operated Klein Candy, a wholesale candy and tobacco business. She was a member of Temple B’nai B’rith, its sisterhood and other civic and religious organizations.

Surviving are children, Sandra Grover, Marilyn Bailet and Howard Klein; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, nieces and nephews.

KNORR - Helen Joyce, 67, a resident of Meadows Apartments, Dallas, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at home.

Born November 2, 1940 in Nanticoke, she was a member of the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church and the church’s Ladies Aid Society. She was employed for many years at Luzerne Outerwear.

Surviving are her sons, Allan Knorr, San Antonio, Texas; Terry Knorr, West Virginia; four grandchildren; sisters, Lois Cragle, Dallas; Linda Edwards, Berwick; brothers, Robert McDaniels, Shickshinny; and Larry McDaniels, Savannah, Ga.

KOZICH - Matilda H., 78, of Dallas, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at home.

Born in Minooka, she attended the Minooka schools. She attended Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.

Surviving are children, Susanne Giorgio, Summerdale, N.J.; Arlene Kozich, Dallas; Michael J., Houston, Texas; Michele Robinson, Shickshinny; Lisa Schmidt, Dallas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

MCENRUE - Sister Regis Mary, RSM, 86, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, died Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Mercy Center, Dallas.

The former Mary Elizabeth McEnrue, she was born January 13, 1922 in Kingston. She received her elementary and secondary education in the Pringle public school system and graduated from Pringle High School in 1940. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from College Misericordia in 1945 and a master’s degree in home economics from Columbia University in 1951.

She entered the Sisters of Mercy at Dallas in 1943 and made her profession of vows on March 12, 1946. Sr. Regis Mary taught in the parochial schools of the New York dioceses of Rockville Centre and Brooklyn for 23 years and in the Scranton Diocese for six years. She later taught home economics at West Side Catholic High School, Kingston, and Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown, for a total of 10 years. Her teaching career spanned a period of 32 years.

In 1987, Sister Regis Mary enrolled in the Pastoral Care Program at Good Samaritan Hospital, Mount Vernon, Ill., and served as a pastoral associate at Mercy Center, Dallas, until 1993. She was the first director of pastoral care at Mercy Center. Sister Regis Mary retired to the Prayer Ministry at Mercy Center in 1995.

Surviving are her sister, Margaret Mulhern, Annapolis, Md.; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Memorial donations to Retirement Fund, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, P.O. Box 369, Dallas, PA 18612.

NORTON - Duane R., of Tunkhannock, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

Born on August 2, 1935 in Forksville, he served in the Army after he graduated from high school in Sullivan County. He worked at Proctor & Gamble for 27 years.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Odd Fellows in Lemon, served as the Past Noble Grand Secretary and was a representative of his lodge at the Pa. Grand Lodge. He was a member of the Lemon United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Beatrice L. Rinker Norton, Forksville; a son, Duane “Skip” Jr.; a daughter, Lea Ann Norton Phinney; brothers, Dennis G., Swoyersville; and Nevin, Springville; two grandchildren; aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations to the Wyoming County American Cancer Society.

NOVITSKI - Denise, 35, of Plymouth, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a graduate of Dallas High School and was a U. S. Navy veteran. She had worked in the telemarketing field for Mountain Marketing, Luzerne.

Surviving are her mother, Joan Brogus Hayno, Pensacola, Fla.; children, Haleigh and Michael Bonczewski, Larksville; aunt, Sally Maneval, Wilkes-Barre; and one grandson.

PERREGO - Elliott M. (Hoppy), 79, of the Outlet Section, Harveys Lake, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Huntsville, he attended Dallas Township High School. Before retiring, he was employed as a shop foreman by Roth Novelty Co., Wilkes-Barre. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are his wife, the former Delphine Rachel Rees; children, Richard, Hunlock Creek; Kim Janosky, Lake Township; Jolie Perrego, Hanover Township; Brett Perrego, Harveys Lake; and six grandchildren.

ROAN - Ruth A., 56, of West Pittston, formerly of Dallas, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Allentown, she was a graduate of West Side Technical High School, Pringle. She was a member of the Shavertown United Methodist Church and its Priscilla Circle group for more than 20 years.

Surviving are her parents, Nathaniel and Florence Noakes; her husband, Jarrett J.; daughter, Judie Roan, of Dallas; sister, Mary, of Dallas; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations to the Shavertown United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 163 Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, PA 18708.

ROBERTS - John M., 80, of Dallas, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Dallas, he was a graduate of Dallas Borough High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan for several years. He returned home and was employed with Air Products, Hanover Township, as a tester for more than 35 years. Later, he worked with McDonald’s Restaurants in Edwardsville and Wyoming.

He was also a member of the Shavertown United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his daughters, Cheryl L. Morgan, of Dallas; and Janice Hoover, of Bradenton, Fla.; three grandchildren; sister, Charlotte LaCorte, of Edwardsville; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

WILLIAMS - Evan Harper, 60, Shavertown, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at home.

Born born on July 2, 1947 in Ashland, he was raised in Centralia and Milton. He was a graduate of the Milton Area School District and the Pennsylvania State University.

For 32 years, he taught industrial arts and technology education at the Dallas Middle School and, after a brief retirement, went to work for Children’s Behavioral Services.

He was an assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop 232 and coached football, baseball, soccer and track. He was also involved in Little League Baseball, the Back Mountain Wrestling Club, Back Mountain Youth Soccer, Dallas High School Key Club and SADD.

He was a member of Gate of Heaven parish in Dallas.

Surviving is his wife of 36 years, Elaine Lawrence Williams; and sons, Evan Shane of Gainesville, Fla.; and Eric Sean of Washington, D.C.

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